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Generic Name: Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) Vitamin C as-KORE bik-AS-id [ as-KORE bik-AS-id

Names of brands: Acerola, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts C-500-Gr Cemill 1000, C-Time … Show the 17 brands

Drug class: Vitamins

What is Ascorbic Acid?

Ascorbic acid ( vitamin C) is naturally found in many foods, including citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, citrus fruits, and other leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is vital for connective tissues, bones, muscles, and blood vessels. Vitamin C aids in helping the body absorb iron which is essential to producing red blood cells.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and the package. Inform your healthcare providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you Take this Drug

It is not recommended to take ascorbic acid if ever experienced allergies to vitamin C supplements.

Consult a physician or pharmacist for advice on using ascorbic acid if you suffer from:

  • kidney disease or an underlying history or a history kidney stones;

  • Hereditary iron overload disorder (hemochromatosis) or

  • If smoking ( smoking can reduce the effectiveness of ascorbic acid).

Your dosage requirements might differ in the course of pregnancy or when you nursing a child. Do not take ascorbic acids without the advice of your doctor in either of these situations.

How to Take Ascorbic Acid?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use in greater quantities in smaller quantities, or for longer periods than suggested.

The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is increased as you age. Follow the advice of your doctor. You can also refer to the Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health, or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database (formerly "Recommended Daily Allowances") listing for more details.

Measure the liquid dosage using a spoon that is specially designed for measuring doses or a medicine cup. If you don't have a device for measuring doses request one from your pharmacist. one.

Retain the tablet in the box up until the time you're ready to use it. Utilize dry hands to remove the tablet, then place it inside your mouth. Be sure to not take the tablet as a whole.. Take a few sips as the tablet disintegrates.

Avoid stopping taking ascorbic acid abruptly after a prolonged use in very high dosages as you might be suffering from a "conditional" vitamin C deficiency. The signs include bleeding gums, fatigue, and the appearance of blue or red spots in hair follicles. Follow your doctor's advice on the dosage you are tapering. Vitamin C deficiency in the form of vitamin C is often difficult to treat with medical oversight.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Do not take your missed dosage if you are nearing the time for the next dose. 

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact toll-free the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or any activity.

Side Effects of Ascorbic Acid

Mild Effects

See a doctor immediately If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction. difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Ascorbic acid could cause serious adverse side adverse effects. Take a break from ascorbic acid, and contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Joint pain fatigue, weakness or a tired sensation, weight loss, stomach pain

  • Chills, chills, an increased desire to urinate, pain or difficulty urinating and

  • Intense pain in your side or lower back blood from your urine.

Adverse Side Effects

  • Heartburn, upset stomach 

  • Sickness, diarrhea .

  • Stomach cramps, nausea.

Alongside its necessary effects, ascorbic acids can cause unwanted side adverse effects. While some of these side consequences can occur, however, if they do happen they might require medical attention.n

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications can interfere with ascorbic acids such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Be sure to inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking currently and all medicines you stop or start using.